Moon Landing: The Psychological Sci-Fi Indie Comes Home in January

Moon Landing: The Psychological Sci-Fi Indie Comes Home in January

Nov 09, 2009

We all go a little crazy sometimes—especially in space, it seems. The latest film to explore the crippling effects of space madness is director Duncan Jones’s Moon, starring Sam Rockwell as a Lunar Industries employee nearing completion of this three-year mining mission on the dark side of the moon. Instead of 2001’s HAL, Rockwell’s only companion is the base’s computer, Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey). A terrible accident just before Rockwell is set to return home to his wife and young daughter contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation in that shadowy, far-off place Pink Floyd sings about.

Moon has already won several awards, including best feature film at Spain's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. Sony will land Moon at home on January 12 on both Blu-ray and DVD. The comprehensive special features include a commentary by Jones and other Moon makers, Jones’s short film Whistle, “The Making of Moon,” a special-effects featurette, plus two Q&As—one at the Science Center with Jones and one with the filmmakers at Sundance. Blu-ray Bob hopes the BD version of Moon, which is BD-Live capable, allows users to connect with other fans and stave off cabin fever this winter here on Earth.

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